Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Harnessing healthy behaviors to prevent dementia

A new Alzheimer's disease drug will hit the market soon, the first in nearly two decades. But some experts say the evidence for it isn't terribly strong and worry that it may cost a lot.

Cardiology

Cardiovascular risk factors appear early in Black women

Young Black women show a high prevalence of obesity, elevated blood pressure and other lifestyle-related factors that may put them on a trajectory to develop heart disease at a young age, according to a study presented at ...

Medications

For deprescribing medications, what the doctor says is key

When an older patient no longer needs a medication or requires less dosage, doctors may consider "deprescribing" the medicine. Deprescribing enables clinicians to stop or reduce medications that are no longer beneficial or ...

Health

Fewer rural students applying to medical school

Rural America is running short on physicians. This worries health experts who have linked limited access to primary care providers to major gaps in health outcomes for rural communities.

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